Weston Air Show 2018 – Spectacular readers’ pictures capture the best of Saturday’s action

The Red Arrows by Neil Robbins

The Red Arrows by Neil Robbins - Credit: Neil Robbins

Weston-super-Mare’s seafront was packed yesterday (Saturday) as locals and residents turned their eyes to the skies to admire pilots’ skills in aeroplanes and helicopters.

Rob Lewis said he was in the right place as the Red Arrows made their entrance into Weston yesterday

Rob Lewis said he was in the right place as the Red Arrows made their entrance into Weston yesterday. Picture: Rob Lewis - Credit: Rob Lewis

Mercury readers took stunning pictures during Weston Air Festival from the brilliant vantage point of the beach.

The Red Arrows proved to be the big favourite as they put on a spectacular display, full of colour and verve.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Picture: Mark Anstee

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Picture: Mark Anstee - Credit: mark anstee

MORE: Weston Air Show and Armed Forces Weekend full schedule.

Nick Page Hayman ensured he was in the best place to photograph the Armed Forces parade as it made its way to the Beach Lawns, where current and former servicemen joined together.

The Red Arrows. Picture: Ken Crane

The Red Arrows. Picture: Ken Crane - Credit: Ken Crane

Weston Air Festival is back today (Sunday) for another spectacle in the sunshine.

Plane-watchers will once again be treated to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Red Arrows, and the booming sounds of the Typhoon.

The wonderful skill of The Red Arrows' pilots. Picture: Jill Stickland

The wonderful skill of The Red Arrows' pilots. Picture: Jill Stickland - Credit: Jill Stickland

The Armed Forces events will also continue on the Beach Lawns.

Picture by Mark Anstee

Picture by Mark Anstee - Credit: mark anstee

Picture by Mark Anstee

Picture by Mark Anstee - Credit: mark anstee

A Red Arrow up close. Picture: Mark Anstee

A Red Arrow up close. Picture: Mark Anstee - Credit: mark anstee

The colourful Red Arrow display. Picture: Mark Anstee

The colourful Red Arrow display. Picture: Mark Anstee - Credit: mark anstee

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Pictur

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman - Credit: Nick Page. Hayman.

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Pictur

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman - Credit: Nick Page. Hayman.

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Pictur

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman - Credit: Nick Page. Hayman.

Picture by Mike Smithies

Picture by Mike Smithies - Credit: Mike Smithies

Picture by Mike Smithies

Picture by Mike Smithies - Credit: Mike Smithies